Where: Polish Consulate in Sydney, and the Polish Embassy in Canberra
When: Thurs 1 June (Consulate), Fri 2 June (Embassy)
Tickets: $50 Adult, $45 concession / member of the Friends of Chopin Australia
Łukasz Krupiński – winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino, and the winner of all contest prizes: the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award, and the Orchestra Award (September 2016). In the same month, as the only Pole got into the finals of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano, which will be held in August 2017. In March 2016 he was awarded with the first prize at the ClaviCologne International Piano Competition. In October 2015 Łukasz found himself in the prestigious group of the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition.
His debut album Espressione was released in January 2017. CD was inspired by his musical travels to Italy with works of Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin.
Łukasz Krupiński has given numerous concerts in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Belgium, France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, China, Korea, Australia and the USA.
Two-time laureate of the "Pro Polonia" Foundation Award (2013, 2014), the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014), the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2015) and Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2016 he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal of Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of artistic achievements.
The pianist has won numerous prestigious prizes and awards at international piano competitions, including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music in Minsk, Belarus, 2011 (First Prize and Special Award), the 2nd Chopin Siberian International Piano Competition in Tomsk, 2013 (Grand Prix and two Special Awards), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition 2014 (First Prize), the 46th Polish National F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, 2015 (Second Prize), the 15th International Piano Competition 2015 of Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover (First Prize), the ClaviCologne International Piano Competition 2016 in Aachen (I Prize).
Born in 1992 in Warsaw, Poland. Graduate of the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr. Konrad Skolarski. Currently he has been a student of Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.
Łukasz Krupiński in Recital
Bach/Busoni - Ich ruf zu dir, Jesus Christ
W. A. Mozart - Sonata a-moll K. 310 nr 8
M. Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales
-intermission-F. Chopin - Barcarolle F-sharp major op. 60
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